Metro high school girls learned about the hospitality industry this summer, culminating in a restaurant fair. Special thanks to Tyson Foods for funding the program.
Students participating in the summer business apprenticeship at Metro were treated to an amazing learning experiece at Potbelly’s corporate office in Chicago. Employees teamed up to provide an in-depth look into the many facets of Potbelly’s unique corporate culture.
For the third consecutive year, the PRSA Foundation has awarded a grant to DePaul University and Midtown Educational Foundation (MEF) to encourage Chicago minority high school students to pursue a career in public relations or journalism.
This summer, MEF students heard from 81 professional career speakers, went on 5 service trips, took 32 behind the scenes tours at Chicago corporations and enjoyed fun & educational field trips at 21 of Chicago's cultural institutions!!
Midtown & Metro Business Apprenticeship students spent a day at Potbelly's Support Center learning about the company's culture and values—many of which align strongly with MEF's Character Education model! CEO Aylwin Lewis also presented a check to six student CEOs for Potbelly's contribution to MEF programs from the 6-week long milkshake fundraiser.
Every December Metro hosts a field trip, but this year Metro hosted two!
Midtown field trip to Tyson foods to learn about product innovation, brand management, interview skills, and more.
Thirty-six boys, four coaches and several staff from Midtown Center attended the second day of the Chicago Bears' training camp in Bourbonnais on Saturday, July 26. The boys were selected from more than 400 students attending the seven-week summer program at Midtown based on several criteria including academic performance and sportsmanship.
Roberto Garza, #63, starting center for the Bears' offense, made a special appearance after practice, signing autographs on shirts, shoes, and training camp programs. Special thanks to Brian McCaskey, senior director of business development for the Bears, and Jeff Bennett, a member of Midtown Educational Foundation's Circle of Champions, for making the field trip one the boys will long remember.
Thirty seventh, eighth and ninth graders and four staff from the Midtown Center for boys attended the second day of the Chicago Bears' training camp at Olivet Nazarene University in Bourbonnais on Saturday, July 27, thanks to Jeff Bennett, a local real estate executive.
Two of Bears' rookie linebackers - Jon Bostin from the University of Florida and Khaseem Greene from Rutgers University - signed autographs for the students after the two-and-one-half hour morning practice. Brian McCaskey, a member of the Bears' Board of Directors, also spoke to the boys and answered their questions afterwards.
Mr. McCaskey, who co-chaired Midtown Educational Foundation's annual golf outing in June, stressed that the players work hard not only on the field but for many hours in the classroom both before and after practice.
The boys who made the trip were selected from a much larger group of 400 students participating in the summer enrichment program at the Midtown Center for boys, as a reward for their consistently good behavior both in the classroom and on the playground during the seven-week camp.